Lokmat LK08 Full Android Smartwatch
- All prices mentioned above are in United States dollar.
- This product is available at Banggood, AliExpress.
- At banggood.com you can purchase Lokmat LK08 4G Smartwatch for only $154.99, which is 23% less than the cost in AliExpress ($202.00).
- The lowest price of Lokmat LK08 4G Smartwatch was obtained on November 17, 2019 5:00 pm.
The Lokmat LK08 is a standalone smartwatch running a full, but customized, Android 7.11 operating system. Users will have full access to the Google Play Store and the functions of a smartphone inside of a smartwatch. It has a 1.39″ AMOLED display at a resolution of 400*400.
The Lokmat LK08 looks similar to the Kospet Hope when looking at the bezel and physical buttons. In typical android smartwatch fashion, it has a 5MP camera between the physical power and back buttons on the right side. Some people like this but I’ve always said that cameras should be front-facing if you have a smartwatch with 4G so you can do video calling.
On the back is the sim card slot, heart rate monitor, and the 2-pin connection to charge the smartwatch. Typically, it’s a 4-pin connection to allow data transfer via USB; however, Lokmat chose to put the USB connector by the sim card. It’s a strange design because you’ll have to constantly open the sim card tray if you want to connect it to your computer. Despite that, I really like this watch’s design with its stainless steel design and removable bands.
The LokMat LK08 runs the MediaTek 6739 processor running at 1.25GHz with a 620mAH battery. This isn’t the MediaTek 6739 + NRF52840 dual processing unit which gives some smartwatches two operating modes. However, the battery on the LK08 is decent. Lokmat is claiming 90 hours of standby time and you should have no issues getting through the day on a full charge.
Battery life will ultimately depend on how you use and optimize it. Since it’s supposed to be a standalone device and relies heavily on 4G, installing a lot of social media applications with push notifications can drain the battery faster.
The Lokmat LK08 comes with 3GB of ram and 32GB of internal storage which is the maximum amount of resources you get on a full android smartwatch. The navigation is quite fluid but it will take some time to become familiar with menus, and since this Android version is a customized version, you cannot change the widgets or menus.
Swiping up will take you to health data, left goes notifications, down goes to quick toggles, right goes to the app drawer, and right again to health applications. It’s not that different from a phone but it takes some time to get used to it.
Some applications don’t take advantage of the full display and this usually happens with apps installed from the Play Store. You’ll often need to use the built-in application adapter by holding down the “power button” and selecting the icon at the top of the screen. It changes the orientation of the app from a circle to a square, allowing you to see more of the application’s content. See the Janus & Lokmat X360 review for pictures of what this looks like.
Finally, the LK08 has an IP67 rating and removable straps. The waterproof rating is good for rain and sweat, but not suitable for high-velocity water activities.
The Lokmat LK08 has a 4G LTE radio unlocked for any GSM carrier. Check the product page to see if your area supports the bands. In the United States, T-mobile, AT&T, Cricket, and MetroPCS work fine but depending on the area, you might get LTE or 3G.
Bluetooth 4.0 is available for using headphones or sending and receiving files, however, there is no Bluetooth calling with any Android 7.1.1 devices due to Google’s restrictions. Maybe that will change when devices with newer Android versions are released. Right now, only devices with Android 5.0 have Bluetooth calling.
GPS works excellent with Google Maps, Uber, Yelp, etc, but not with the built-in fitness applications provided by Lokmat. You’ll have to install Google Fit or wait until Lokmat pushes out an update. Most Android smartwatches have this issue so this isn’t a Lokmat specific issue.
Android smartwatches come with their own fitness applications with activities such as Outdoor Running, Walking, Indoor Running, Bike Riding, and a few others. If you want to track your distance using GPS, the watch doesn’t use the pedometer instead of the GPS module. Again, you’ll need to install Google Fit to use GPS for your fitness apps or wait until Lokmat pushes out an update. By the time you read this article, they may have already done so.
The LK08 uses the WiiWatch 2 companion app to pair with your smartwatch; however, pairing it restricts some of the smartwatch’s capabilities. You can receive notifications but can’t reply. The app is really only good for changing watch faces and viewing health data. There is an IOS version in case you have an iPhone, but the experience is worse than the Android version.
There is a 1-year warranty for manufacturer defects and you should check the product pages for all of the specs. You might also find the Full Android Watch forum helpful for tweaks, tricks, and to see what others in the community are doing with their full android smartwatches. Also, xda-developers also a great source for information for Android devices.
Price History for Lokmat LK08 4G Smartwatch
|Current Price||$154.99||November 17, 2019|
|Highest Price||$155.99||October 24, 2019|
|Lowest Price||$154.99||November 13, 2019|
Last price changes
|$154.99||November 13, 2019|
|$155.99||October 24, 2019|